Making your home smarter can be a lot of fun. But most home automation projects will also help you to make better use of your spare time. This section will provide some useful time management tips on how to manage your time more effectively with smart home technologies.
Petnet – Automatic Pet Feeder
Taking care of your pet can take up a lot of your spare time. Specially to feed them at regular hours is becoming more difficult with increasing challenges of modern life. The Petnet device is about to change that. This smart device connects to your home’s WiFi network so you can activate the feeder with your smart phone wherever you are. Petnet is available in two sizes (5 and 10 lbs. food container) and every device is equipped with self-learning software that creates an individual feeding schedule based on your pet’s daily routine. Once your fury friend is fed, Petnet will notify you, by sending a SMS, Tweet or even a Facebook message.
SmartThings – Home Safety Starter Kit
The SmartThings ‘know your home set’ allows you to control and monitor your house from anywhere in the world. It is specifically designed to help you monitor everything that is going on in your place. Attach the main hub to your home’s WiFi network and the sensors will inform you when people, cars and pets arrive and leave. It tells you if doors, drawers or valuable items have been moved. Save time and energy and retain some peace of mind when you are not at home through this comprehensive plug and play system. The SmartThings hub is compatible with many smart home devices and add-ons.
WigWag – Plug and Play Home Automation System
WigWag is a easy way to automate your home to help you to save time during your daily routines. Start your automation project by developing easy ‘when’ – ‘then’ rules in the WigWag graphical programming app and stop spending your spare time with household duties. For example tell your outdoor lights to turn on, when it gets dark outside. Or when you get up in the morning, let WigWag turn on your coffee maker in the kitchen, so a fresh cup of coffee is waiting for you by the time you get to the kitchen. Since the WigWag platform is built on an open framework, many devices form different companies will be compatible with this system. If you consider automating your home, WigWag could fit in your plans. The handling and installation is easy: simply scan the QR tag on the device and you are good to go.